October is National Bullying Prevention Month and the Elk Grove School District is actively supporting this national event.

On October 1, in response to an invitation from the Sacramento Regional Coalition for Tolerance to school districts and local and national organizations,  Superintendent Steven M. Ladd, Ed.D, Board Member Bobbie Singh-Allen, and EGUSD colleagues manned a booth at  the anti-bullying “Stand Up, Speak Out event at the State Capitol.  The district’s booth was an opportunity to support an important national campaign and, at the same time, recognize the outstanding work of the student-led campaign #UnfollowBullying.

Visitors to the booth were invited to post an anti-bullying “Tweet” on the booth’s display boards, to take the #UnfollowBullying pledge, and to learn about the impact of this award-winning campaign. KCRA 3 recently featured EGUSD’s #UnfollowBullying campaign. Click here to view the segment on KCRA’s website.

On the evening of October 1, EGUSD’s Board of Education  took action on a resolution to declare October as National Bullying Prevention Month.  In passing this resolution, the current Board is building on the district’s commitment to combat all forms of bullying, face-to-face and online, and to address the need for bullying prevention programs, including intervention, discipline and enforcement mechanisms.

Be sure to visit the Digital Citizenship website throughout the month for updates on the many ways EGUSD  school sites are challenging bullying.